Here you will find a selection of useful content sites that supply textures and other items that may be used in Opensim, Aurora-based worlds and Second Life. I will add more as I find them but please leave a comment if there is one you know of. Please include the web site address.

Note: I generally give the licensing terms but don't take my word absolutely for it. The vendor may change them without telling me and, as I don't check 
often myself,  please do check yourself what the current terms are on the vendor's web site.


All the textures, backgrounds, LDR environments panoramas are free for commercial and non-commercial use, with the only limitation: you are not allowed to sell or distribute original or slightly modified images alone or in packs. You can only distribute them as an integral part of your product.
You may make any derivative work out of them. However you are not allowed to sell or redistribute these textures in an underived form or if the modified product is a texture or a textures pack.


 Designbeep is a design blog dedicated to web developers,bloggers,designers and freelancers.Our aim is to share everything about web design,graphic design,tutorials and inspirational articles and more. Many of the textures on this site are offered free so do check for any terms and conditions of use.


The site, services and materials, are provided by Texturer.com under these terms of use "AS IS" without warranty of any kindAll textures may be used for both personal and commercial purposes. You may make any derivative work out of them. However you are not allowed to sell or redistribute these textures in an underived form or if the modified product is a texture or a textures pack.Do not use the various site-ripper, downloaders and offline browser.


iSourceTextures.com is a growing texture resource stock site with over 20'000 premium commercial textures aimed specifically at CG  2D and 3D artists. Textures are licensed for most types of commercial use and are Royalty Free which means they can be used as a derivative source in your own personal and commercial artwork. Perfect for the creation of Game textures, 2D and 3D CG Art. Pay for only what you need and when you need it. No Subscription Fees. No "Extended License" Fees and textures cost as little as $1.00. Buy or sell textures today.


All textures posted under “Free Texture Friday or Freebies” are free for both Commercial and Personal use. If possible, please give us a link back, share on social media or credit Stockvault.net
Please do not redistribute the textures without our permission.

Archive Textures

By downloading texture you are agree with:
1. ArchiveTextures.net doesn't accept any claims regarding quality of texture or any standards conformity.
2. This texture may be used in any commercial way only if it is a part of artwork or project. Single reselling or redistribution of this texture is prohibited.
3. This texture may be freely modified.
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NASA 3D Resources

NASA content - images, audio, video, and computer files used in the rendition of 3-dimensional models, such as texture maps and polygon data in any format - generally are not copyrighted. You may use this material for educational or informational purposes, including photo collections, textbooks, public exhibits, computer graphical simulations and Internet Web pages. This general permission extends to personal Web pages. However, please check the guide lines published on their site.

Free Textures.Org

You may use FreeTextures.org images and Textures in various works like - 3D, Wallpaper, Web background, Print, Design, Photoshop, Illustrator, Corel Draw, Gimp and Lots More. The textures and images may be used in your own projects and creations for personal or commercial purposes but You can't share, host, distribute or sell any one of textures or images as your own work. Be sure to check the license terms on the web site.



Exclusive High Resolution FREE Fabric Texture Downloads
View our exclusive and hand-drawn fonts, photoshop brushes and texture packs on our store including many free texture downloads. We created these textures with no intention of restricting their usage in any way what so ever, so enjoy them commercially or non commercially but of course we would love to see what you create.

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TextureZ.com is a free texture collection website run by two happy individuals from Budapest, Hungary. Discover the wonderful colors and textures of the world! We have quite a few free texture photos for you and we also create original works for brands and companies. The images on TextureZ.com are free for commercial and non-commercial use for everyone but you may not host, redistribute or sell any of the images found on this site.
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 Spiral Graphics

You may use Spiral Graphic's preset and pack textures in both commercial and noncommercial projects such as games, movies, publications, and artwork. You may also modify our textures to whatever extent you see fit.  You will not owe us any fee for this activity.  You may also redistribute our textures, but must clearly and visibly link to our website as the source of the textures.  If you do not wish to credit our website, then you may instead become a Paying Customer by purchasing a license for Genetica, at which point your rights will be governed by license terms.  Check our site for the full terms.

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Plaintextures supply free textures and photos for professionals. Their goal is to provide high resolution textures for artists and designers around the world. They also aim to continue developing the service and maintain the high quality of the textures. All the textures and brushes on the site are the property of Plaintextures and are free to use with any art, design or 3D models but you must not resale or redistribute the images on their own. Please see the current terms of use on the web site for full details.
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Use of the Textures is only allowed under one or more of the following conditions: - Private or commercial use - Use in 2D or 3D computer graphics, movies and printed media - Incorporation in computer games, 3D models - Selling 3D models bundled with modified versions of the textures, when the texture is customized for the 3D model.

Do not sell or distribute any of these textures (modified or not) by itself or in a texture pack. Please read the full license and respect the terms of use.

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Alex Bader is now selling his fine art textures to the Open Metaverse downloadable directly from his web site. Please check the terms of the license and get the pricing from the site. There are sets available for builders of fantasy castles as well as Sci-fi themes.

You do not need a Second Life account to get the textures.

Phaze Demesnes
Download Free Creative Commons seamless textures, background and patterns. Great for web and graphic design projects! Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. Some textures carry other licenses in the file name. Many thanks to Torley Linden, Maria Korolov, and Linda Kelly for their contributions! See web site for current terms of use.

Kitely Market

Kitely Market has vendors selling textures that may be used in Kitely regions and some are exportable too. Kitely Market is a virtual goods marketplace that will create a unified market out of all the separate grids that make up the Hypergrid metaverse. This will enable content creators to make serious money, while setting up only a single web-based store. Read a full account of this is an ambitious project here...

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Image After

This directory has free high resolution textures of metals, floors, skin, wood, rock, walls etc. Mostly photographic textures. All textures can be freely downloaded and used in you commercial or personal works. The size of the textures range from 1600x1200 to 2560x1920. Although some textures are fit for wallpaper on your desktop, most images are raw unprocessed and sometimes even out of focus. This is done deliberately. We could never determine what images are usefull or not for your projects. All textures are in jpg or jpeg format. We do not recompress the images anymore. More info on web site.  Visit my web site 


CGTextures strives to be the world's best texture site. Being a 3D artist myself, I know how difficult it is to create textures without good photo materials. Making textures should be about creativity--not about frustrating hours looking for images on the Internet. By supplying good-quality textures in an organized manner, I hope your everyday work will be easier and more enjoyable.

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All royalty free stock icons, clip art, images, brushes, custom shapes, layer styles, layered PSD’s, patterns, textures, web elements, themes and other design resources on this website are free for use in both personal and commercial projects. You may freely use them in software programs, iPhone skins, scrapbooking kits, web templates, Themeforest themes, websites, blogs, print on demand sites such as Zazzle, movies, video games, and virtual worlds such as SecondLife, etc. You may redistribute them within projects such as those listed above, but not by themselves as-is for free. No attribution or backlinks are required, but any form of spreading the word is always appreciated!  Visit my web site


Alright, here’s the quick and dirty on how you can use the textures you find on this site:  You may: Use the textures for any of your projects, both commercial and personal. Use the textures without any attribution back to this site (although, it’s alway appreciated). You may not: Sell the textures as your own stock photography Host the textures on your own site/server. If you want to share the textures, just link back here please.
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ROYALTY-FREE Licence guarantees that once you download the photos you can use them for any personal or commercial project as long as you wish without any additional payment. UPDATED DAILY Save thousands of dollars on human photo references every month. Gain access to a huge source of more than 253,438 photos updated 29 x per month. 4992 x 3360 PIXELS High resolution images with enough detail for the production of 3D characters for cinematic sequences as well as next generation game characters.  Visit my web site


Creations include textures, hair, skins, animations, clothing templates, sculpts, buidings and more. You can download these and use them in any opensim grid or in Second Life. All files are exported using the Imprudence Viewer and you will need to use the Imprudence Viewer to import them as well. All files are zipped.  All work from this website is distributed under the creative commons license.
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TRU Textures Ltd

Wide range of high quality textures and sets available with download from web site so no Second Life account is needed. TRU Textures has been serving Second Life customers since 2005 and now extends license terms to builders and content makers on the open Metaverse including Opensim grids. Please check the web site for license terms and pricing.

Shadowhouse Creations

Shadowhouse Textures and offshoot site, MY 2ECOND SKIN offers many free textures and texture sets for download. There are also tutorials, brushes and cool tips for creating your own textures. On MY 2ECOND SKIN, Jerry Jones houses what he considers are his best  textures. Instead of individual downloads, he offers the full sets as a zipped download.
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Darkside Studios

Darkside Studio provides a range of authentic Gothic, Victorian style textures for 2D and 3D game building, publications, websites and graphic art. Includes Building textures, Fabric textures and Hair textures. Future stock projects currently being worked on: 3D Sculpture maps. Mortal and fantasy skins for character creations. 3D Shoes and Boots. 3D Hair creations. Payments are made by Paypal.

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Star Textures

Startextures.com provides quality high resolution textures, that can be used in any kind of digital and design artwork. We strive to provide you with the quality choice of images, so your every day work will be easier and more enjoyable. Game developers, special effects artists, graphic designers and other professions may freely use these textures. No payment or royalties are required. The use of Textures is non-exclusive, royalty free, and you have the right to modify them for the uses permitted under the clause Conditions of Use. See web site for full license terms. 

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Texture King

Our textures may be used royalty free for any commercial or personal use but neither the original nor any modified version may be sold or redistributed as your own work and no sub-license extended to anyone else either. Otherwise you are permitted to use our textures in your own projects. Please see the web site for the full terms.

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Basic Textures, Free for Texturing, Backgrounds & Inspiration. Use these free photos for textures and backgrounds in your 3d and creative projects. All images on this site are free for use as part of an entire work. It's not allowed to sell, redistribute or host our images and artwork displayed on this site.

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Deviant Art Textures for all purposes. There are lots of textures, art work and brushes on the Deviant Art web site including a mass of free stock to download. There are many great artists exhibiting their work and selling textures with reasonable license terms. For top quality textures this is the site to explore. Always check the individual licenses though.

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All textures, texturepacks, and brush packs on this site are completely royalty-free (donations appreciated). They can be used commercially without reference or credit to texturemate or myself although credit is appreciated. You must NOT redistribute the textures, texturepacks and brushes as your own work. All of the textures at texturemate are completely original and may be used in programs such as 3DS Max, Solidworks, CAD, Maya3D, Blender as well as virtual worlds like Second Life and Opensim (Open Simulator).

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Site for free textures and everything you might need to enjoy your time in Second Life and Opensim worlds without needing a huge pile of money. There free bvh animations, LSL scripts, WAVs, skins, mesh objects and templates to make your own creations. And there are tutorials. Just respect licenses and stick to the site rules.

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texture lovers

The purpose of Texture Lovers is to archive some of the best free textures from around the web and better yet only archive the ones that are free to use in commercial and personal work without worrying about giving credit to the source (no attribution). On this site you will also find links to inspiration and tutorials all texture related.

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Dreamstime is one of the world leaders in stock photography and a reliable supplier of high quality digital images.  Online since 2000 as a Royalty-Free stock photography website, there is a huge stock of both free and paid for images and textures. To ensure you receive the best content, all images are reviewed and approved by experienced editors. The Dreamstime database is renewed with thousands of fresh images and titles on a daily basis.

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Art of Dawid Michalczyk

A selection of textures that can be freely used for any creative purpose except for distribution. That is you can use these textures in commercial and non-commercial creative products like games, websites, artwork, etc, but you can not distribute/sell these textures on their own. Some of these textures tile some don't. They are all stored in PNG format and most are 512x512. Also, please keep in mind that all my work is copyright protected and other images and textures found on my sight were made for   commercial games, thus they can not be used in any other projects. If you found the free textures useful please link to this site.

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Free Seamless Textures Library

Free texture library for digital art, Photoshop, 3D modelling & animation. 
Terms Of My Textures...
1. Free for personal use and projects2. If for commercial use, please purchase
3. Please credit & link back here if you can
4. Don't redistribute to other texture sites
5. Don't sell my textures as your own